Sunday, April 22, 2012

Happy Earth Day!!

I made this soap recently.  It’s inspired by the earth and smells like dirt and grass.  It’s a breath of fresh air in the springtime in Iowa.  The scent in this soap is what it smells like in my garden when I get to play in the dirt for the first time each spring.

I started off with a layer of dirt. 


Then I added a layer of grass.  I envisioned crisp layers of black and green with straight lines, but ended up (once again) pouring the second layer while the first layer was still runny.  So I knew that crisp, straight lines were not going to happen.

Once the second layer was set a bit, I added the sky.  Then at the very top, I plopped white clouds into the sky.


I cut the loaf into bars the other day.  I was so anxious to cut it to find out what each slice would look like.  I had no idea whether the look I was after would turn out at all.

Here are some of the the bars. No two are exactly alike.  What do you think?


 Thanks for reading!

7 comments:

  1. That looks beautiful!! I bet it smells incredible too! Great work! It really is Soap ART! :-)

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    1. Thank you, Claire. I appreciate your comments :-) This is quickly becoming a favorite with me. I like the way it looks, and I love that each bar has its own soaponality.

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  2. Soaponality! *snort* Nice one! I think rolling hills are much better than a flat lawn, no? I love them! Is your FO turning it darker?

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    1. Glad you liked "soaponality". That one was a little out ther. I don't know if the FO is turning it darker or if being exposed to oxygen a bit during saponification made the clouds turn. There isn't any vanilla in either FO, so that's not it.

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  3. "Soaponality" love love it! The soaps are fantastic too! Great Art Jean. :-)

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    1. Thanks:-) I appreciate your comments.

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